We just about managed to scrape a tiny profit from October, thanks to finding two winners in the closing days of the month, although things would have been more comfortable without a 55p Rule 4 deduction on the second of those winners.
November has kicked off exactly how I thought it might : tough and littered with non-runners and near misses, as tends to be the case at this time of year, but seven top three finishes from our nine picks over the last fortnight shows we're taking the right approach here and it only needed one of the five who finished 33233 to perform slightly better and we'd have been looking at a profitable fortnight.
That said, we're only 3pts down for November, which isn't insurmountable and I should thank Steve for looking after you all in my absence.
Selections & Results : 24/10/16 to 05/11/16
24/10 : Tricky Dicky (adv 7/2 BOG) : WON at 7/4
25/10 : Compton River (adv 3/1 BOG) : 5th at 5/2
26/10 : Unsuspected Girl (adv 7/2 BOG) : 3rd at 9/4
27/10 : Artifice Sivola (adv 4/1 BOG = 9/5 after R4!) : WON at 4/6
28/10 : Thyne For Gold (adv 11/4 BOG) : 3rd at 2/1
29/10 : Native River (adv 13/2 BOG) : 2nd at 5/2
31/10 : Goring (adv 6/1 BOG) : meeting abandoned
01/11 : Whataknight (adv 9/2 BOG) : non-runner
02/11 : Bondi Beach Boy (adv 10/1 BOG) : 3rd at 6/1
03/11 : Theligny (adv 7/2 BOG) : non-runner
04/11 : Courtlands Prince (adv 5/2 BOG) : 3rd at 2/1
05/11 : Virgilio (adv 5/2 BOG) : PU at 7/4
24/10/16 to 05/11/16 :
2 winning bets from 9 = 22.22% SR
6 winners from 25 = 24.00% SR
ROI = +0.52%
0 winners from 3 = 0.00% SR
ROI = -100.00%
427 winners from 1550 = 27.55% S.R
P.S. The full month by month SotD story can be found right here.
P.P.S The review of SotD's 2012 performance is here.
Whilst the details for 2013 are now online here.
And the figures for 2014 are now available here.
Our review of 2015 can be found right here